Archive for June, 2010

“Pussycats”

Posted in Uncategorized on June 12, 2010 by Edmund

This water color was done by my mother “Gladys” ,  during her Art Recreation period.  She currently resides in the Woodhaven Center of Care  Nursing Home here on Long Island.  Her work was presented at the  Long Island Alzheimer’s Association  “The 2010 Memories in the Making Tea & Art Exhibit”  Tuesday, June 8Th, 2010.  Approximately 30 facilities  (nursing homes, assisted living and day care centers ) participated.   The art work could be purchased for a nominal fee with all proceeds going to the Long Island Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  My Mom and about  four other residents attended the function along with staff from the nursing home.    The art piece is only matted and I have to buy a frame and hang this in my living room.  My mother is very active in all of the recreation Dept.  activities and even is known to play a fair hand at poker.  It definitely was a fun day and my wife and I enjoyed it immensely.  Oh, I almost forgot that is the title of her watercolor,  “Pussycats”.  I just love that.

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“Vehicle”

Posted in Uncategorized on June 12, 2010 by Edmund

I was in downtown Greenport a while back and took this image of this vintage Ford.   I wrote the year down but lost that paper so I have to guess it is a 1955 Ford.  Anyway I figured I’d post it and if someone else knows better please correct me. 

I processed the RAW file in LR-3 and then used a little Topaz Adjust to make the vehicle “POP” out.

“Beach Scene”

Posted in Uncategorized on June 1, 2010 by Edmund

This was taken at the “Wading River Beach”.   I took this shot the same evening that I took the picture of my foot print (which is posted below).  I have been playing with this image on and off way too much.  I just could not get the golden glow that the setting sun was giving to the scene.  I was also playing around with a B/W conversion but it did no justice to the picture.  I finally decided to try out my Nik Color Efex Pro 3 plug in.  It has hundreds of presets that then can be varied to ones own liking.  I settled in on the “Low Key”  which like magic brought out the golden glow of the setting sun. I then made some minor adjustments to tone it down a little so to look more like the scene was in reality.